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Michelle Madigan Gets Tables Turned On Her At DEFCON 2007




Michelle Madigan Gets Tables Turned On Her At DEFCON 2007
Michelle Madigan Gets Tables Turned On Her At DEFCON 2007



http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_21295808.shtml 

By Mitch Marconi
August 4, 2007

Michelle Madigan, an Associate Producer for Dateline NBC, got a little 
more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 
with hidden cameras in order to get someone to confess to a felony.

According to sources at the show, Madigan was there to do a piece called 
"Hackers for Hire," with the objective of showing the criminal hacker 
underground and maybe even outing an undercover federal agent. Madigan 
was quoted as saying, "People in Kansas would be very interested in what 
is going on at DEFCON," reports the Inquirer [1].

When DEFCON staff announced a "spot the undercover reporter" game and 
told the audience that an undercover reporter was allegedly taking video 
to catch someone confessing to a hacking crime, Madigan retreated from 
the conference in a hurry followed by a crowd of 150 DEFCON attendees 
[2] and reporters [3] allegedly trying to photograph and video tape her, 
reports ZDNet [4].

In the end, Madigan got into her vehicle and promptly drove into a dead 
end corner of the parking lot. Needless to say, the large crowd found it 
extremely amusing when she had to back up and drive through the crowd to 
get out of the parking lot.

[1] http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=41471 
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCvmkxO5hoQ 
[3] http://amishrabbit.smugmug.com/gallery/3253654 
[4] http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=653 


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